Cosmic Madness 2019 : Final Four
Welcome to the Cosmic Madness 2019 Final Four!
The two winningest writers — Robert Kirkman and Grant Morrison — face off against each other in this round, while Fiona Staples and Jim Lee, your picks for the two best artists, go heads up to see who will represent in the Championship!
All you have to do is pick which creators you want to win in each contest. The Final Four round of voting will go from April 1-April 5, with the Final Four round kicking off on April 5.
All the info you need, including the complete bracket and info about the contest, is available at Cosmic Madness HQ! Now GET TO VOTING!
Lee is a Korean American comic-book artist, writer, editor, and publisher. He is currently the Co-Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics. He entered the industry in 1987 as an artist for Marvel Comics, illustrating titles such as Alpha Flight and The Punisher War Journal, before gaining popularity on The Uncanny X-Men. X-Men No. 1, the 1991 spin-off series premiere that Lee penciled and co-wrote with Chris Claremont. In 1992, Lee and several other artists formed their own publishing company, Image Comics, to publish their creator-owned titles, with Lee publishing titles such as WildC.A.T.s and Gen¹³ through his studio Wildstorm Productions. Lee has also illustrated successful titles set in DC's main fictional universe, such as the year-long "Batman: Hush" and "Superman: For Tomorrow" storylines.
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Staples is a Canadian comic book artist known for her work on books such as North 40, DV8: Gods and Monsters, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Archie, and Saga. She has been cited as one of the best artists working in the industry today after winning multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards. Although on a break from Saga now, we should see more of Fiona Staples incredible art by the end of the year.
Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for creating The Walking Dead, Invincible, Outcast, and Oblivion Song for Image Comics, in addition to writing Ultimate X-Men, Irredeemable Ant-Man and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics (the only one of the five who was not one of its co-founders) and currently serves as the chief operating officer for Image. While his Skybound imprint continues to publish not only his comics but also a slew of up and coming talent with great books each and every week.
Currently Kirkman is still writing The Walking Dead (issue #200 coming soon!) and while his long running Invincible comic has recently ended (#144 issues) he has begun to fill that void with TWO new series. Oblivion Song is the story of 300,000 people who mysterious disappeared into a hellish dimension full of monsters that could only be in comics. While Die Die Die is nothing but action action action and although we haven’t seen a trade yet, fans who have been reading since the beginning will vouch for its awesomeness.
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Morrison is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright and has been working with DC Comics for twenty five years, with acclaimed runs on Animal Man and Doom Patrol. Since then he has written such best-selling series as JLA, Batman and New X-Men, as well as such creator-owned works as The Invisibles, Klaus, Happy, WE3 and Joe The Barbarian. In addition to expanding the DC Universe through titles ranging from the Eisner Award-winning Seven Soldiers and All-Star Superman to the reality-shattering epic of Final Crisis, he has also reinvented the worlds of the Dark Knight Detective in Batman and Robin, Batman Incorporated, and Arkham Asylum.
In a tournament full of new school writers, Grant Morrison stakes his claim as an old school heavyweight. Of course he’s written all-time great books like Doom Patrol and All Star Superman but even now he seems to be putting together an instant classic with Liam Sharp in Green Lantern. While there seem to be many writers on our list that have contributed highly to the Marvel Universe, none have had as great an impact on what Morrison has done for the DC Universe. His Crisis events have shaped the foundation of everything you read from DC today and even Scott Snyder seems to be drawing quite a bit from Morrision’s style.